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The entry restrictions related to Covid-19 currently in place will be lifted from 2 May 2022. As of that date, the usual rules for entering Switzerland will apply. You will find information about visas, travel documents, etc. here: Swiss Visa Entry FAQs.
Covid related measures:
As the rules may change at short notice, we recommend that you regularly consult the latest detailed information published on the Swiss Embassy COVID-19 webpage.
UK citizens do not require an entry visa for Switzerland, neither for short stays (up to 90 days in any 180-day period in the whole Schengen Area) nor for long stays (over 90 days).
However, as of January 1, 2021, the application process and conditions to be fulfilled for Swiss residence, student and work permits for UK citizens have changed. All queries about obtaining the necessary permit for living, studying and working in Switzerland must be addressed directly to the responsible cantonal immigration and labour market authorities and not to the Embassy.
Important Information for holders of British Travel Documents (Convention of 28 July 1951 and Convention of 28 September 1954)
This category of travelers do not need a visa for short stays in Switzerland up to 90 days in any 180-day period. If you are planning on entering the Schengen area through another Schengen state, please check with their respective authorities, whether they have the same entry requirements.
Increased visa fees for short stay visa following the revision of the Schengen Visa Code, implemented for all Schengen States. Click here to learn more about Application Fees.